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Scores
Standings
WSH
@CHW
3
10
NYY
@CLE
5
9
BOS
@DET
5
4
PHA
@SLB
6
1
CHC
@BRO
10
4
CIN
@BSN
9
10
STL
@NYG
4
9
Tuesday, May 24, 1938,
, Briggs Stadium
Attendance: 6,600, Time of Game: 2:25
Red Sox
5
18-11
 Won 1 
2nd, 2 GB
at Tigers
4
13-16
 Lost 1 
6th, 7 GB
W: Lefty Grove (8-0)
L: Elden Auker (2-5)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Red Sox         0  0  3   0  0  0   2  0  0    5  5  2
Tigers          1  0  2   0  0  0   0  0  1    4  8  0

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Doc Cramer CF 5 1 1 1 0 0 5 .323 .387 .411 .798 -0.050 1.37 0.094 -0.144 -0.6 2 0 CS
Ben Chapman RF 5 0 0 0 0 2 5 .370 .458 .543 1.001 -0.167 1.32 0.000 -0.167 -1.8 2 0
Joe Vosmik LF 4 1 1 0 1 0 5 .301 .348 .431 .779 -0.001 0.98 0.054 -0.054 -0.2 2 0 2B
Jimmie Foxx 1B 4 1 1 3 1 0 5 .349 .462 .697 1.159 0.316 1.42 0.374 -0.058 2.1 13 0 HR
Joe Cronin SS 3 0 2 1 1 0 4 .356 .487 .700 1.187 0.104 1.09 0.123 -0.019 1.2 3 3 2B
Pinky Higgins 3B 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 .248 .387 .277 .664 -0.101 1.14 0.020 -0.122 -1.2 0 6 CS
Bobby Doerr 2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .218 .301 .307 .608 -0.067 1.21 0.039 -0.106 -0.7 3 4
Gene Desautels C 2 1 0 0 2 0 4 .247 .396 .364 .759 0.042 1.02 0.088 -0.046 0.4 2 0
Lefty Grove P 2 1 0 0 2 1 4 .148 .258 .148 .406 -0.021 1.15 0.057 -0.078 -0.1 0 2
Team Totals 30 5 5 5 10 3 40 .167 .375 .333 .708 0.055 1.20 0.849 -0.794 -0.9 27 15
2B: J Vosmik (9, off E Auker); J Cronin (13, off E Auker).
HR: J Foxx (9, off E Auker, 7th inn, 1 on, 2 outs).
TB: J Foxx 4; J Cronin 3; J Vosmik 2; D Cramer.
RBI: J Foxx 3 (44); D Cramer (11); J Cronin (16).
2-out RBI: J Foxx 3; J Cronin.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. P Higgins-B Doerr-J Foxx.
E: J Foxx (3); P Higgins (11).
Baserunning
CS: P Higgins (2, 2nd base by E Auker/B Tebbetts); D Cramer (4, 2nd base by E Auker/B Tebbetts).

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Billy Rogell SS 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .272 .390 .350 .740 -0.224 1.56 0.000 -0.224 -1.8 3 4
Dixie Walker CF 5 2 4 0 0 0 5 .313 .410 .452 .863 0.171 1.30 0.225 -0.054 1.3 1 0 2·2B
Pete Fox RF 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .328 .364 .432 .796 0.066 1.84 0.206 -0.139 0.2 1 0 SB
Charlie Gehringer 2B 5 0 2 2 0 0 5 .339 .444 .527 .970 0.153 2.00 0.252 -0.099 0.9 3 2
Rudy York LF 3 1 0 0 2 1 5 .244 .387 .467 .854 -0.198 1.99 0.065 -0.263 -0.9 1 0
Hank Greenberg 1B 3 0 0 0 2 0 5 .277 .443 .604 1.047 -0.207 2.83 0.116 -0.324 -1.3 12 3 GDP
Birdie Tebbetts C 4 0 1 1 1 0 5 .256 .275 .282 .557 0.083 2.94 0.199 -0.116 0.5 3 2
Don Ross 3B 2 0 0 1 3 0 5 .247 .333 .282 .616 -0.093 3.73 0.225 -0.317 0.7 1 2
Elden Auker P 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .071 .000 .071 -0.093 1.74 0.012 -0.105 -1.0 1 5 SH
   Chet Laabs PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .222 .314 .489 .803 -0.103 4.13 0.000 -0.103 -0.5
   Slick Coffman P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .333 .000 .333 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 35 4 8 4 8 1 44 .229 .372 .286 .658 -0.445 2.27 1.300 -1.744 -1.9 * 18
* - Putouts and assists are not known for the fielders.
2B: D Walker 2 (7, 2 off L Grove).
SH: E Auker (1, off L Grove).
TB: D Walker 6; C Gehringer 2; P Fox; B Tebbetts.
GIDP: H Greenberg ().
RBI: C Gehringer 2 (25); D Ross (13); B Tebbetts (4).
2-out RBI: D Ross; B Tebbetts.
Team LOB: 13.
With RISP: 3 for 15.
Baserunning
SB: P Fox (2, 2nd base off L Grove/G Desautels).

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Lefty Grove, W (8-0) 9 8 4 4 8 1 0 2.42 44 48 0.446 2.27 1.9
Team Totals 9 8 4 4 8 1 0 4.00 44 48 0.446 2.27 1.9

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Elden Auker, L (2-5) 8 5 5 5 10 3 1 4.93 37 45 -0.083 1.27 0.2
Slick Coffman 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.09 3 0 0 0.029 0.35 0.7
Team Totals 9 5 5 5 10 3 1 5.00 40 45 0 0 -0.054 1.20 0.9
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Eddie Rommel, 1B - George Moriarty, 2B - (none), 3B - Lou Kolls.
Time of Game: 2:25.
Attendance: 6,600.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Boston Red Sox         Detroit Tigers
1 Doc Cramer CF 1 Billy Rogell SS
2 Ben Chapman RF 2 Dixie Walker CF
3 Joe Vosmik LF 3 Pete Fox RF
4 Jimmie Foxx 1B 4 Charlie Gehringer 2B
5 Joe Cronin SS 5 Rudy York LF
6 Pinky Higgins 3B 6 Hank Greenberg 1B
7 Bobby Doerr 2B 7 Birdie Tebbetts C
8 Gene Desautels C 8 Don Ross 3B
9 Lefty Grove P 9 Elden Auker P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 4-5 2 123 O DET D. Ross L. Grove 30% 100% Popfly: SS
t7 3-3 2 -2- RR BOS J. Foxx E. Auker 28% 74% Home Run; Vosmik Scores
b9 3-5 0 12- R DET C. Gehringer L. Grove -19% 44% Single; Walker Scores; Fox to 2B
b9 4-5 0 12- O DET R. York L. Grove 19% 62% Popfly: 2B
b9 4-5 1 12- O DET H. Greenberg L. Grove 18% 80% Foul Flyball: 1B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Elden Auker facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O BOS D. Cramer E. Auker -2% 48% Foul Flyball: SS
t1 0-0 1 --- O BOS B. Chapman E. Auker -2% 46% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 --- O BOS J. Vosmik E. Auker -1% 45% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Lefty Grove facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O DET B. Rogell L. Grove 2% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- DET D. Walker L. Grove -4% 43% Double
b1 0-0 1 -2- DET P. Fox L. Grove -4% 39% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Walker to 3B
b1 0-0 1 1-3 DET C. Gehringer L. Grove -2% 37% Fox Steals 2B
b1 0-0 1 -23 R DET C. Gehringer L. Grove -6% 31% Single; Walker Scores; Fox to 3B
b1 1-0 1 1-3 O DET R. York L. Grove 5% 37% Strikeout
b1 1-0 2 1-3 O DET H. Greenberg L. Grove 4% 41% Foul Flyball: C
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Red Sox 0, Tigers 1.
Top of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Tigers' Elden Auker facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- O BOS J. Foxx E. Auker -3% 38% Flyball: CF
t2 0-1 1 --- O BOS J. Cronin E. Auker -2% 37% Groundout: P-1B
t2 0-1 2 --- BOS P. Higgins E. Auker 1% 38% Walk
t2 0-1 2 1-- O BOS B. Doerr E. Auker -3% 35% Higgins Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Red Sox' Lefty Grove facing 7-8-9
b2 1-0 0 --- O DET B. Tebbetts L. Grove 2% 38% Flyball: CF
b2 1-0 1 --- O DET D. Ross L. Grove 2% 39% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 1-0 2 --- DET E. Auker L. Grove -1% 38% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball)
b2 1-0 2 1-- O DET B. Rogell L. Grove 2% 40% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Tigers 1.
Top of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Tigers' Elden Auker facing 7-8-9
t3 0-1 0 --- BOS B. Doerr E. Auker 4% 44% Walk
t3 0-1 0 1-- BOS G. Desautels E. Auker 6% 50% Walk; Doerr to 2B
t3 0-1 0 12- O BOS L. Grove E. Auker -6% 44% Bunt Groundout: 1B-3B/Forceout at 3B; Desautels to 2B
t3 0-1 1 12- R BOS D. Cramer E. Auker 9% 54% Single; Desautels Scores; Grove to 2B
t3 1-1 1 12- O BOS B. Chapman E. Auker -3% 51% Groundout: P-1B; Grove to 3B; Cramer to 2B
t3 1-1 2 -23 BOS J. Vosmik E. Auker 1% 52% Walk
t3 1-1 2 123 R BOS J. Foxx E. Auker 9% 61% Walk; Grove Scores; Cramer to 3B; Vosmik to 2B
t3 2-1 2 123 R BOS J. Cronin E. Auker 9% 70% Walk; Cramer Scores; Vosmik to 3B; Foxx to 2B
t3 3-1 2 123 O BOS P. Higgins E. Auker -6% 64% Groundout: 1B-P
3 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Red Sox 3, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-3, Red Sox' Lefty Grove facing 2-3-4
b3 1-3 0 --- DET D. Walker L. Grove -4% 60% Single
b3 1-3 0 1-- O DET P. Fox L. Grove 4% 64% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
b3 1-3 1 1-- O DET C. Gehringer L. Grove 4% 67% Popfly: SS
b3 1-3 2 1-- DET R. York L. Grove -2% 65% Walk; Fox to 2B
b3 1-3 2 12- DET H. Greenberg L. Grove -4% 61% Walk; Fox to 3B; York to 2B
b3 1-3 2 123 R DET B. Tebbetts L. Grove -10% 52% Single; Fox Scores; York to 3B; Greenberg to 2B
b3 2-3 2 123 R DET D. Ross L. Grove -10% 42% Walk; York Scores; Greenberg to 3B; Tebbetts to 2B
b3 3-3 2 123 O DET E. Auker L. Grove 8% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Red Sox 3, Tigers 3.
Top of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Tied 3-3, Tigers' Elden Auker facing 7-8-9
t4 3-3 0 --- O BOS B. Doerr E. Auker -3% 47% Groundout: P-1B
t4 3-3 1 --- BOS G. Desautels E. Auker 3% 50% Walk
t4 3-3 1 1-- BOS L. Grove E. Auker 4% 54% Walk; Desautels to 2B
t4 3-3 1 12- O BOS D. Cramer E. Auker -3% 51% Groundout: P-1B; Desautels to 3B; Grove to 2B
t4 3-3 2 -23 O BOS B. Chapman E. Auker -7% 43% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 3, Tigers 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Tied 3-3, Red Sox' Lefty Grove facing 1-2-3
b4 3-3 0 --- O DET B. Rogell L. Grove 3% 46% Flyball: LF
b4 3-3 1 --- DET D. Walker L. Grove -5% 42% Double
b4 3-3 1 -2- O DET P. Fox L. Grove 5% 47% Fielder's Choice P; Walker out at 3B/P-SS
b4 3-3 2 1-- O DET C. Gehringer L. Grove 3% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 3, Tigers 3.
Top of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Tied 3-3, Tigers' Elden Auker facing 3-4-5
t5 3-3 0 --- O BOS J. Vosmik E. Auker -3% 47% Flyball: LF
t5 3-3 1 --- O BOS J. Foxx E. Auker -2% 44% Popfly: SS
t5 3-3 2 --- BOS J. Cronin E. Auker 2% 46% Single
t5 3-3 2 1-- O BOS P. Higgins E. Auker -3% 43% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 3, Tigers 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Tied 3-3, Red Sox' Lefty Grove facing 5-6-7
b5 3-3 0 --- DET R. York L. Grove -4% 38% Walk
b5 3-3 0 1-- OO DET H. Greenberg L. Grove 10% 48% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
b5 3-3 2 --- O DET B. Tebbetts L. Grove 2% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Tigers 3.
Top of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Tied 3-3, Tigers' Elden Auker facing 7-8-9
t6 3-3 0 --- O BOS B. Doerr E. Auker -4% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 3-3 1 --- O BOS G. Desautels E. Auker -3% 44% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
t6 3-3 2 --- O BOS L. Grove E. Auker -2% 42% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Tigers 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Tied 3-3, Red Sox' Lefty Grove facing 8-9-1
b6 3-3 0 --- DET D. Ross L. Grove -5% 37% Walk
b6 3-3 0 1-- O DET E. Auker L. Grove 3% 39% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B/Sacrifice; Ross to 2B
b6 3-3 1 -2- O DET B. Rogell L. Grove 5% 45% Groundout: P-1B
b6 3-3 2 -2- O DET D. Walker L. Grove 5% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 3, Tigers 3.
Top of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Tied 3-3, Tigers' Elden Auker facing 1-2-3
t7 3-3 0 --- O BOS D. Cramer E. Auker -4% 46% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 3-3 1 --- O BOS B. Chapman E. Auker -3% 42% Strikeout
t7 3-3 2 --- BOS J. Vosmik E. Auker 4% 46% Double
t7 3-3 2 -2- RR BOS J. Foxx E. Auker 28% 74% Home Run; Vosmik Scores
t7 5-3 2 --- BOS J. Cronin E. Auker 2% 76% Double
t7 5-3 2 -2- BOS P. Higgins E. Auker 1% 77% Walk
t7 5-3 2 12- O BOS B. Doerr E. Auker -4% 73% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 5, Tigers 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Behind 3-5, Red Sox' Lefty Grove facing 3-4-5
b7 3-5 0 --- O DET P. Fox L. Grove 5% 78% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 3-5 1 --- O DET C. Gehringer L. Grove 3% 81% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 3-5 2 --- O DET R. York L. Grove 2% 83% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 5, Tigers 3.
Top of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 5-3, Tigers' Elden Auker facing 8-9-1
t8 5-3 0 --- O BOS G. Desautels E. Auker -2% 81% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 5-3 1 --- BOS L. Grove E. Auker 2% 83% Walk
t8 5-3 1 1-- O BOS D. Cramer E. Auker -2% 81% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t8 5-3 2 1-- O BOS B. Chapman E. Auker -2% 79% Cramer Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 5, Tigers 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Behind 3-5, Red Sox' Lefty Grove facing 6-7-8
b8 3-5 0 --- DET H. Greenberg L. Grove -8% 71% Walk
b8 3-5 0 1-- O DET B. Tebbetts L. Grove 8% 78% Flyball: RF
b8 3-5 1 1-- DET D. Ross L. Grove -8% 71% Walk; Greenberg to 2B
Chet Laabs pinch hits for Elden Auker (P) batting 9th
b8 3-5 1 12- O DET C. Laabs L. Grove 10% 81% Flyball: RF
b8 3-5 2 12- O DET B. Rogell L. Grove 10% 90% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 5, Tigers 3.
Top of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 5-3, Tigers' Slick Coffman facing 2-3-4
Slick Coffman replaces Chet Laabs (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t9 5-3 0 --- O BOS B. Chapman S. Coffman -1% 89% Flyball: RF
t9 5-3 1 --- O BOS J. Vosmik S. Coffman -1% 88% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 5-3 2 --- O BOS J. Foxx S. Coffman -1% 87% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 5, Tigers 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Behind 3-5, Red Sox' Lefty Grove facing 2-3-4
b9 3-5 0 --- DET D. Walker L. Grove -10% 77% Single
b9 3-5 0 1-- DET P. Fox L. Grove -15% 63% Single; Walker to 2B
b9 3-5 0 12- R DET C. Gehringer L. Grove -19% 44% Single; Walker Scores; Fox to 2B
b9 4-5 0 12- O DET R. York L. Grove 19% 62% Popfly: 2B
b9 4-5 1 12- O DET H. Greenberg L. Grove 18% 80% Foul Flyball: 1B
b9 4-5 2 12- DET B. Tebbetts L. Grove -10% 70% Walk; Fox to 3B; Gehringer to 2B
b9 4-5 2 123 O DET D. Ross L. Grove 30% 100% Popfly: SS
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Red Sox 5, Tigers 4.

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